Discover Five lands

Well-known for its beaches, for the typical cuisine and for the beauty of places, the Ligurian Riviera with Cinque terre provides different opportunities for family vacations with many services for kids who can enjoy in this land kissed by the sun. In Cinque terre – Five lands you can taste the famous Mediterranean food and wine, find ancient places and history, travel trough many regions of different features.

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Famous for its beaches, for the culinary art and for the beauty of towns, the Ligurian Riviera offers different opportunities for family vacations.

Over the centuries, through continuous collective work, man has managed to create this Five lands landscape, the only one of its kind in the world, safely kept inside a treasure chest between Punta Mesco and Punta Manara. A little corner of Liguria where generations have worked to make this monument in landscape architecture portrayed by the steep terraces sloping down to the sea. Held up by over 7000 km of solid stone walling, cleverly built without any kind of cement, they are worked as vineyards that reach down to almost touch the lapping sea waves. The Cinque Terre, recognised by the Unesco “Mankind’s World Heritage”, are today a National Park and Protected Marine Area with the aim of protecting this great cultural inheritance.

Above Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre

Without doubt, the best way to witness, to try and understand and enjoy the Cinque Terre is to see it on foot. Along the tracks and the centuries old flights of steps, which up to a short while ago were the only communicating routes between the five villages, you get under the magic of this landscape and its panoramas suspended between sky and sea. The terraced vineyards alternate with strips of olive trees and where man has forsaken the soil, the Mediterranean bush has taken over again, with round euphorbia bushes, sweep, white and pink cystus and the agaves that sprinkle the landscape and heady, rich perfume of the eternal flower.

Cinque Terre: Riomaggiore, via dell'amore

The most famous path of the Cinque Terre is the “Via dell’Amore”, connecting Manarola to Riomaggiore and partially cut out of the steep cliffs overlooking the sea.

The Ligurian Coast of Italy and its famous 5 lands expects tourists to make relaxing moments that alternate amusement, delighting nature and boundless coast that faces the Ligurian Sea.

The characteristic cuisine of the area and the fascinating Cinque terre landscapes, are the main reasons for which many Italian and foreign tourers choose this corner of Italy for their vacations.

Manarola

Who chooses the outdoor holiday or to discover art and culture, can only choose the 5 lands, ancient villages overlooking the sea.

Rio Maggiore, home of the famous Ligurian wine Sciacchetrà, is a rich location because of painted houses on the sea.

Few kilometers far there is Manarola that can be gained on foot through the “Via dell’Amore.” Manarola is overlooking the sea and visitors can admire the terraced vineyards and delight in an fabulous landscape.

Corniglia, is the higher of the 5 lands, in fact stands on a headland that rushes toward the sea. To achieve it we must rise the “Lardina”, a long brick staircase.

Vernazza, Cinque Terre

Vernazza, is overlooked by a medieval castle and spread to the sides of a narrow valley, controlling the sea from a cliff.

Monterosso, leads through narrow streets, ancient houses and the sea, is the largest village of 5 lands, rich in vegetation and pleasant beaches.

For family vacation to the sportive holidays all hotels of this region of Italy are flooded with tourists during all the year. The hotels in Liguria, in fact, have valued all the beauty of the Ligurian coast thanks to the many holiday proposals both in summer and winter, to carry visitors among the beauties of this land.

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